- File Size: 872 KB
- Print Length: 242 pages
- Publication Date: September 23, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00FUAC468
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #164,172 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Trailer Park Princess (Switching Tracks Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
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I kept reading because I wanted to know how the author was going to work things out. I knew there was a happy ending hiding in there somewhere, but didn't see how it would come about. Unpredictability is a quality I like in a book, and this plot twists and turns until the very satisfying ending. People grow up. Wounds heal. Life goes on. No one is TSTL. Well, one drug dealer ends up in prison, but that's a good thing.
There are some rough edges in this book just as there are in the title character, but we forgive the writer. No one is perfect, and her heart is in the right place.
If literary fiction is haute cuisine, this book is a Sonoran hot dog eaten at a food truck by the side of the road. Hearty, flavorful, messy, and wonderful. High art in its own way.
Enough about that. I truly did love the story, I just wish that at the beginning I had been drawn in. As someone who live in a trailer park community (My community is definitely not as bad as this one.) I can compare a bit with this Rory. That is probably why I finally got into this book. I did not grow up in a trailer park though. My children are at the moment.
Aside from being able to kind of relate to the character, I love how the story shows a poor girl being empowered. She cares to a point about what people think, but not all that much. She has a few bullies to deal with. Plus we have a sort of love triangle. Where Toby loves her, Rory loves Toby, and then in comes Rome. He saves the day and falls in love with this trailer park princess.
I will be reading more of the series. A slow start doesn't always push me off a book. Keep writing Delia, you are very talented. Thank you for a great story.
Rory is considered the white trash of her school. She is from the trailer park across the tracks where she lives with her drunk mother and brother Thax. She doesn't expect much out of life and never did. Rory goes to school, works and takes care of her brother, that is her life at the moment, until she runs into Toby.
Toby is the star of the school and is instantly mesmerized by Rory. He pursues her and like a snap of the fingers they are in love. Toby is the quarterback of the football team and spends as much time with Rory as he can, but never, ever at her house. He doesn't want the trailer park stink to get on to him, however he is already vowing to take Rory away from it all when they get married.
Rome, our second knight in shining armor, deserves a freaking medal for putting up with what he does. I can't imagine any twenty-six year old man acting the way this guy does for YEARS. Rome also lives in the trailer park and takes care of his younger siblings. He knows of Rory, but only officially meets her after saving her life.
The book has some potential, but the way it's told made it hard for me to read. I felt like it was all over the place and scenes that seemed pretty important or you had been waiting for, were totally skipped over and moved on from. Also, a good editing is needed. Lots of misused words and not enough contractions for me. I will go, I will not do that, I do not care, slows down the conversation, especially since these are seventeen and eighteen-year old kids talking, it didn't flow.
I was glad I finished the book as the ending was good. Delia Steele skipped us ahead quite a few years quickly so we didn't have to wonder how it all played out.